Mike Finnigan was a beloved musician, often called the “musician’s musician.” He loved music, was passionate about education, loved playing at the Stiefel, and loved Kansas. We are so grateful that we will be able to celebrate all these things that Mike loved at this new school named in his honor. Classes will begin late fall 2021.

Group music lessons for children and adults will be taught in: piano, organ, guitar, mandolin, ukulele, violin, horns, and voice. Also, music reading and how to belong to a band will be taught as well.

All classes will be taught by talented musicians and teachers from the region. Children will have unique opportunities to participate in summer camps, attend concerts, and learn about performances at the theatre.  Scholarships will also be available. A full class schedule and sign-up forms will be available on the Stiefel website soon.

To make a tax-deductible donation to the school or for more information please call the Stiefel Theatre at 785-827-1998, M-F noon-5pm. You may also make a donation online below.  To mail a check please send to: The Stiefel Theatre – Mike Finnigan School of Music, P.O Box 1871, Salina, KS 67401-1871.

Thank you so much to Mike Finnigan’s family for their support and to everyone for their gifts to make this school possible.

The Stiefel Theatre is a 501 C-3, independent and historic theatre with 1265 seats. We present the best in live music and draw over 65% of our audiences from the region and beyond.

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